Boomers’ big day of family fun for Tiger

Boomers players Torey Saisanid, Lachie Claxton, 12, and Dustin Patten meet the Albury Tigers’ mascot ahead of the club swapping its usual strips with that of the Albury Football Club to raise money for the James McQuillan Future Fund at Glen Park on Sunday. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICK

Boomers players Torey Saisanid, Lachie Claxton, 12, and Dustin Patten meet the Albury Tigers’ mascot ahead of the club swapping its usual strips with that of the Albury Football Club to raise money for the James McQuillan Future Fund at Glen Park on Sunday. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICK

THERE will be bagpipes, a shootout between a pig, a possum and tiger and even a flyover at Glen Park on Sunday.

Boomers teams from under-11s to senior men and women will wear a tribute playing strip to help raise money for injured Albury Tiger James McQuillan in the clash with Wodonga Diamonds.

Organiser Rod Claxton wanted it to be a family day and has put together a program of events for everyone.

“About 10 minutes before the main game there will be a mascot shootout with the Albury Tigers mascot, Prime Possum and Hogs Breath Cafe’s Hogster Pig having a shot on goal,” he said.

“The senior men will then be walked onto playing pitch with under-11 kids wearing their James McQuillan tribute strip while the national anthem is played on bagpipes.

“Weather permitting we will have a helicopter flyover.”

Claxton said they had been overwhelmed by the response.

“There will be raffles with a stack of prizes and donation buckets on the day as well,” he said.

“The whole club has really got behind this idea and hopefully we can raise a sizeable donation for James.”

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